|Applications invited for Equal Opportunities (Sexual Orientation) Funding Scheme
The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is inviting applications for the Equal Opportunities (Sexual Orientation) Funding Scheme 2011-12.
"The funding scheme was first launched in 1998 and has since then been running on an annual basis. The objective of the scheme is to provide funding support to worthwhile community projects that aim to promote equal opportunities on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, or seek to provide support services for sexual minorities," a spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said today (May 9).
In the past 13 years, more than $6.6 million has been approved to fund various activities aimed at promoting equal opportunity on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity organised by non-governmental organisations.
Application forms are available at all Public Enquiry Service Centres of the Home Affairs Department. The forms can also be downloaded from the bureau website at www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/equalsdofs_sex.htm. The deadline for applications is June 9.
A briefing session will be held on May 20 at Room 149, 1/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 20 Lower Albert Road, Central, to brief interested parties on the scope and operation of the funding scheme.
For enquiries, please contact 2810 3205.
Ends/Monday, May 9, 2011